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White House Announces Launch of Collaborative Online Service to Support Local Climate Resilience Needs

Posted @ Tuesday, November 01, 2016    By Stephanie Missert
Posted in [ Blog, Water and Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Flood Issues ] | 0 Comments

On October 21, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the launch of a collaborative public-private online service that allows community leaders to engage in facilitated, expedited, and tailored consultations with scientists, resilience practitioners, and other subject-matter experts on climate resilience. The “Resilience Dialogues” will help local decision makers build a better understanding of their climate risks and identify the locally relevant information, tools, programs, and other resources that can help them in resilience planning. The service is being rolled out with the support of the Kresge Foundation and in coordination with a number of community-based networks. The service will initially be available to communities in these networks, with the goal moving forward to expand the service to all communities interested in participating in a dialogue. Interested communities and leaders can submit their interest in participation by visiting the Resilience Dialogues website.

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